Greenpeace says Virginia utility Dominion Energy has not kept pace with the data center industry’s appetite for renewable energy. The environmental group singled out Amazon Web Service for its rate of adoption of green power.
Infrastructure funds and sovereign wealth funds are becoming more active in the data center sector, creating new companies and investing in data center construction.
Hyperscale deals helped data center operators lease 270 megawatts of capacity in Northern Virginia during 2018, more than doubling the region’s previous record for annual absorption. What’s ahead for 2019?
In a hyperscale deal that reflects the intersection of power and data, Digital Realty has procured 80 megawatts of solar power for Facebook in Northern Virginia.
STACK Infrastructure has launched a new brand and data center platform play, with the backing of IPI Data Center Partners and assets acquired from Infomart and T5 Data Centers.
Cologix Plans a 100 megawatt data center campus in Ashburn, Va. with a design adapted from newly-acquired hyperscale specialist COLO-D. The campus will be built on the current site of the Christian Fellowship Church.
Legislation making qualified data center facilities exempt from Virginia’s sales and use taxes went into effect in 2009. To qualify, data center providers must spend at least $150 million and create between 25-50 new jobs in the area. Those tax breaks have since been extended through 2035. A new Data Center Frontier report explores the business environment and the positive trends spurred by Northern Virginia data center tax incentives.
The past year has been an extremely active period for data center construction, as well as real estate transactions to lock down development sites for future data center campuses. There is currently 58MW of data center capacity under construction in Northern Virginia. But the larger story is the long-term outlook for dynamic growth in the region’s data center industry. A new Data Center Frontier series provides overview of the major hubs of data center activity in Northern Virginia.
An unprecedented data center building boom in Northern Virginia offers early lessons on how the Internet knits itself into the fabric of modern life, and how data centers impact the life of a community.
Northern Virginia is the Home of the Hyperscalers, with the world’s largest concentration of cloud computing infrastructure. As the cloud computing arms race accelerates, the battle will be waged with data centers. A new Data Center Frontier Series offers an overview of significant transactions and demand trends in Northern Virginia in 2018.